We look forward to welcoming you to Cape Town!

The first ever Global Evidence Summit is welcoming 1400 people from at least 67 countries

A very warm welcome to Cape Town! We look forward to welcoming more than 1400 people from at least 67 countries to the first ever Global Evidence Summit.

The Global Evidence Summit will be the first time that Cochrane, The Campbell Collaboration, Guidelines International Network, International Society for Evidence-based Health Care, and Joanna Briggs Institute have joined forces to create this premiere event in evidence-based policy.

The theme of the Summit is ‘Using evidence. Improving lives’ and aims to advance the use of reliable research evidence in addressing some of the world’s most serious health and social challenges. We’ve created an illuminating line-up of content and world-class speakers and facilitators that promises to excite, intrigue and engage wide audiences.

We hope the Summit will provide the fruitful ground for all delegates to meet, share and collaborate to progress our aims. For a full programme schedule visit globalevidencesummit.org/signup.

Enjoy the Summit, and do take some time to explore a little of our beautiful country during your stay with us.

Best wishes,









Jimmy Volmink and Tamara Kredo
Chairs of the Organising Committees for the 2017 Global Evidence Summit


Attend the regional representative’s networking session at GES and meet other organizations in your region

Wednesday 13 September, 1-2pm, Exhibition Halls 1& 2

Sign-up here: https://www.globalevidencesummit.org/meetings/regional-representatives-networking-session


Sign-up to the Cochrane AGM part 1 & 2

Part 1: Community session, Thursday 14 September, 6-7pm, Auditorium 1: https://www.globalevidencesummit.org/meetings/cochrane-annual-general-meeting-part-1-community-session

Part 2: Thursday 14 September, 7-8pm, Auditorium 1: https://www.globalevidencesummit.org/meetings/cochrane-annual-general-meeting-part-2


Download the GES app and create your personalized schedule

Search ‘GESummit 2017’ in iOS and Android app stores.



Cape Town has been experiencing one of the most severe droughts in recent history. The whole province is severely affected and water restrictions are in place. We therefore request all delegates of the GES to keep this in mind and to use water sparingly. When you’re at your hotel, take a quick shower instead of a bath, don’t put towels in the laundry basket unless absolutely necessary, and be careful to close taps properly.

September 11, 2017